You are my Sunshine.
I used to sing this to my daughter when she was little and it just summed up our relationship so well. Now, for her little one, we’ve got this free printable that can be printed, cut out, and framed. It makes a pretty piece of art to hang in the nursery and a great reminder of just how important that wee one is to all of us.
I don’t know if you realize this or not because I’ve been talking about it a lot more on social media, but we are officially in “getting ready for baby mode”. And I say “we” because no, it’s not me having the baby, but it is going to be my first grandchild. I’m living in the basement apartment of the house I own (I call it an apartment. It’s not quite an apartment yet but we’ll talk about that another time). My daughter and her husband are living up in the main part of the house. So, yes I’m there helping out with a lot of the preparations.
We’re putting meals together for the freezer, painting, decorating, setting up new furniture – all those kinds of things because we are a mere 5 weeks from Sam’s due date. Did I mention that my mom is coming to spend 3 months with us too? In our family, she is fondly referred to as the “baby whisperer” and was like a second parent to Sam as she was growing up. Sam decided she didn’t want to be a first-time mom without her mom and her Nana here too. So, we’ve been getting ready for Mom’s visit as well. She almost has a room and a bed to sleep on.
Anyway, all of this prepping for a baby’s arrival naturally has me thinking of back when I was waiting for Sam’s arrival and those first few precious months after she was born. I read to her a lot. I sang to her a lot. Sometimes those were sanity savers during her colicky times, but mostly, they were just times to snuggle and be loved.
One of my favourite songs to sing to her was “You are my Sunshine” and as she grew older, it was one of her favourites to sing too. In fact, when we were in our car accident, she started singing it to me while we waited for the ambulance. That’s why when I had the chance for my friend Rebecca Parsons to design a free printable, I knew just what I wanted.
A little aside – Rebecca had no idea but designed this in purple and yellow. Those were Sam and Mr. Anderson’s wedding colours (purple being her favourite colour and yellow being his). It’s simply perfect. If you want your own copy of this free printable, simply grab the PDF above. Print, cut, and frame. It’s that easy.
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